Please could you inform me on User Conference 2017 ?
Update on the 2018 Pharos Conference:
First, I wanted to say thanks to all of our valued customers, resellers and partners for their continued interest in a Pharos Discover conference. Putting together an event in 2018 has been on the top of our minds since our last conference in New Orleans. We greatly enjoy our time together with you, both during the event and afterwards in any social setting. With that in mind, it makes our decision to forgo an event this year an extremely tough one.
At Pharos, nothing is more important to us than customer satisfaction. This is why over the last 18-24 months we set our sights on emerging technologies, and have put extra focus on stability, usability and new features in our core technologies. More specifically, we’ve focused on expanding and improving our cloud technology, along with Uniprint-related products.
To assist with these efforts, we have kept ourselves busy interviewing customers (as part of a “Design Thinking” methodology) to best understand their current and future needs as we increase our focus on developing user-centered technologies. If you would like to participate in an interview to share feedback and ideas about your user experience, please reach out to Kristen Seversky at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are eager to hear your thoughts.
While this will be our primary focus in 2018-- with the Pharos conference being an unfortunate casualty-- future events will remain on our radar and will be communicated to you once we have details to share.
Good Morning Godfrey Walker,
I have been told that a conference will not be held this year. Someone from Pharos direct would need to comment on plans for 2018.
Hi Godfrey Walker (and Steven English),
We have been brainstorming a couple of different ideas for how (and when and where) to best bring customers and partners together, and have a meeting scheduled next Tuesday, January 17th, to make a final decision if we will have a conference in the 2nd half of 2017.
I hope to be able to comment again with more information, on Tuesday!
Hi, Any news ? Thanks
Thank you all for your patience waiting for our response! We have had a couple of conversations about how to best meet the needs of our customers, and took into consideration different feedback we received from our past events.
What I am able to share at this time:
So, Lindsay, can we assume "early 2018" precludes something happening "in the 2nd half of 2017"?
Hope you're well!
Your assumption is correct. We originally wanted to do something in 2017 but we felt we were already behind in planning so a conference in early 2018 made more sense.
That said, we've done some smaller regional events in the past where we've brought together nearby colleges and Universities to do a one day event. Usually we work with one of our customers to host at their location and we handle the rest. If that is something of interest, please let me know.
Thanks for the update! So is it 3 days total for those looking for technical training, or will the two run concurrently over the day and a half?
I think the idea is to run the two concurrently for a total of a day and a half. We are still really early in the planning stages, so I would assume that if we had enough interest, we'd consider extending that.
Thanks for the update!
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